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Sub Specialty:
Cranial Base Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Hamot
UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
127 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPP - Department of Neurological Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Suite B400
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(412) 647-3685



MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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April 06, 2017

I've had no problems with my provider. He is a good doctor

March 09, 2017

very good

March 02, 2017

I felt well cared for and the doctor gave me a sense of security

February 16, 2017

Everyone here is very helpful and considerate of my well being, thank you very much

February 09, 2017


January 26, 2017

really listens to me, warm and friendly, cares about you and your health,

January 12, 2017

Dr.Monaco spent a lot of time explaining options for my care. He is a kind and compassionate doctor, and I would highly recommend him to family and friends.He is very knowledgeable, and we were impressed with how fast he phoned me back with test results.

January 12, 2017

The "waiting time" was excessive. They ask that I arrive 30 minutes prior to my appointment for a repeat scan. Then I had to sit a total of 2 1/2 hours waiting in the Doctor's office for my appointment to see him. Driving to Pittsburgh is traumatic enough and then I arrive 45 minutes early, get my scan early and then sit in the Doctor's office for over one hour before I saw anyone. Then I sat in the exam room another hour before a Doctor came in. After staying 30 seconds he said he had to go check my recent scan. Then one hour later I had to go outside the room to see if I had been forgotten. All in all, after devoting my day to driving into Pittsburgh, waiting and then getting out of town during rush hour, my entire day was devoted to seeing a doctor for less than 10 minutes. Aside from the excessive wait time, the Doctor is very knowledgeable and I feel confident that he is doing the best he can for me.

January 05, 2017

best office at upmc

December 09, 2016

I am so thankful that Edward Monaco was my surgeon. He was very confident with myself as well as my family each time he soon with us which in turn made us confident in his decisions. He made me feel at ease speaking with him and I believe made this entire process go as smooth as it did. The work he did on the incision also shows he has a lot of skill in what he does. my entire family, especially myself, are so grateful for him and all that he does!